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Tenggarong and surroundings

Tenggarong is the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara. The city is also knows as the ‘King’s city’, being the administrative center and residence of the Sultan since 1782.

Tenggarong and surroundings

the facts

Tenggarong is the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara. The city is also knows as the ‘King’s city’, being the administrative center and residence of the Sultan since 1782. The city has a rich cultural heritage related to the Hindu Kingdom, the Sultanate’s palace, tombs of the Kutai Kings.

An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of the city on the island in the Mahakam river. It is built around a traditional Dayak longhouse, where you can learn Dayak culture and history first hand from Dayak story tellers. You can also engage in traditional Dayak activities. Develop your talent as a Dayak dancer, up your hunting skills with a traditional blowpipe and learn the details about Dayak tattoos.

In the vicinity of Tenggarong, you can visit an original Dayak village and live like a Dayak. Submerge in Dayak culture, join the native people of Borneo in their daily activities like fishing and hunting.

Tenggarong is also the hub for wildlife and adventure activities further upstream the Mahakam river. The city is very well accessible by road. A drive from Balikpapan through the Borneo jungle on the paved road takes about 3.5 hours.

There are 3 star hotels in Tenggarong, but you can also stay in one of the pensions, guesthouses or homestays.

 

What to see and do?

nearby Tenggarong and surroundings

  • OLD OIL PUMP SANGA-SANGA
    The Sanga-Sanga event is held every year on January 27 in Sanga-Sanga city to commemorate a local uprising and raising of the national flag during colonial occupation.
    Sanga-Sanga
    Sanga-Sanga
  • In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
  • The Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara was originally meant to be the residence of the Sultan, but has been transformed into a cultural centre to preserve art and culture.
    Kedaton
    Kedaton
  • At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo.
    Wood museum
    Wood museum
  • An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.
    Dayak experience center
    Dayak experience center

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